Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Gingham Bow Tie

Back in May, I had to make 30 bow ties for the Italian Contemporary Film Festival. Though I had made a tie before, I had to find an easy enough patter to 'mass produce' these bow ties.

The tutorial from Sew Like My Mom perfectly guides you through the steps to making one.

I finally got to make a bow tie for me. The only alteration is that I made to the pattern is that I shortened the neck length to fit my small neck (12 inches). I also watched and looked at many tutorials to figure how to tie it.

Business Card/ Points Card Holder

I have one too many of these... I should start to give them away!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

DIY Beach CoverUp

Here is a simple tutorial on how to make a beach coverup using a scarf. I bought this light scarf at Value Village for $3.99. It is double the size you see in the photo. I cut it half and serged the ends.
I then sewed the two edges together using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
At the very top, I double folded a 1/2 inch hem and then sewed it in place all around leaving a hole for the elastic. I placed an elastic band through the hole and voila!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

City of Craft- Spring Edition 2015

On Saturday I had the amazing opportunity to volunteer at City of Craft- Spring Edition 2015 which was held at the Theatre Centre on Queen Street West. I had a great time and I was impressed by the products made available by the 30 vendors.  I snagged some cute fabric pieces which I can't wait to use and I also got some pretty sweet thank you goodies! Looking forward to attending the next City of Craft event in December! 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Knitting Needle Case

I finally took the time to sew a knitting needle case and sort out all the needles and hooks that were dumped into my knitting bag. For some reason, after I am done with a knitting project, I don't have the patience to put the needles back and so I leave them in the knitting bag. I hope this will help me stay more organized. 

I made my own pattern after researching some patterns. I have used a 17 inch x18 inch square with a 1/2 seam allowance. I used interfacing to stiffen the fabric and I have sewn each slot measuring 1.75 inch, 1 inch and 0.75 inch. 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Kamik Marausa Rain Boots

I was so sad to say goodbye to my red rain boots but the time had come to throw them out.
I love my new rain boots! They are so pretty and ready for spring rain! 
These pretty lilac ribbons are left overs from my sister's wedding invitations which I sewed together. I love them!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Hot Water Bottle Cozy

With this brutally cold Canadian winter, I really enjoyed coming home and cuddling up with my hot water bottle. I have seen quite expensive ones so I  bought a $3 hot water bottle and made my own sleeve. I knitted the sweater using the pattern from Ravelry. It is truly that best pattern that is very flexible regardless of the size of your hot water bottle. The challenging part of this pattern is the seamless cast on which I have never had to use but after seeing the result it gives, I am willing to use it again for future projects. Here is a helpful link to help you navigate the the seamless cast on.